This is from Yusai Shokoin's 'Tatting' book on page 71. I used a very light green variegated Flora Size 20 thread (Col. 66) but you can hardly see the green. Nice and neat pattern. I will probably use it for one of my potpourri sachets.
Thursday, 28 August 2014
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Jane Mc Lellan of Janemactats has a beautiful doily pattern called "Under An African Sky". Fox and I are planning to tat it together. Feel free to join us. There is no deadline to complete it but we will set a date sometime in September to start. You can tat and blog about your progress at your own time. Just link to Jane's blog and you can find her pattern links on the right.
It will be fun so get ready to tat.
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
|Lady of Shalott by Deb Mackie|
|The Fountain of Peirene by Deb Mackie|
|Harry Potter Greenhouse by Louise Krasniewicz|
|This is to show you the scale of the miniatures|
Monday, 25 August 2014
Another Nina Libin design. This time I chose a Flora Size 20 in light orange (Col. 236) and tatted it with some bronze gold beads. This is tatted in two parts, then I added a long rope with pearls at the end to lace it up.
Nina has 5 book spine patterns in this booklet titled 'Insertions & Book Spines'. I have tatted the first and last in this booklet. I may want to do the second one before I shelf it.
Saturday, 23 August 2014
When we visited the competition was ongoing so the area was cordoned off. But we did get to see the designers in action and the beautiful arrangements which were already completed.
|Can you see the phoenix in the background arrangement?|
|A Safari Bridal Bouquet|
|Orchids and pitcher plants|
|Gloriosa Lilies and Orchids|
|Just Baby's Breath|
|More Calla lilies|
|Orchids at the dome|
|Cymbidiums for Margaret|
|A variety of Phalaenopsis|
Friday, 22 August 2014
Bonsai, to me is very calming and therapeutic. It was hot and this was not a cooled pavilion. But as soon as I walked in, it felt serene. Here are some of my favourites from the many on display.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
This is one of the first few tatting pattern books I got but did not get a chance to tat from it much. The pattern is in Nina Libin's book: Lace of Beads #11 - Insertions and book spines.
|Mistake - missing beads on chain before 4th left ring from bottom|
Could you tell there was a mistake and I had to unpick 10 rings and chains to correct it? But it was well worth the effort.
Although it is a book spine pattern, it can also be made into a necklace, bracelet or head band. This is tatted in Flora Size 20 in Col. 218 and Delica beads. After blocking, a very pretty design emerged. I like it!